Watchdog proposes 37% cut to mobile termination rate

22 Sep 2015

The Belgian Institute for Post and Telecommunications (BIPT) has published its draft decision on mobile termination rates (MTRs). The regulator is proposing a 37% cut to MTRs to EUR0.0074 per minute based on the Long Run Incremental Cost (LRIC) model. The new pricing will apply to seven mobile service providers which have been found to have significant market power (SMP) in Market 2 for the termination of voice calls on individual mobile networks. These are: mobile network operators Proximus, Mobistar and BASE; MVNOs Telenet, Lycamobile and Join Experience; and VoIP operator Voxbone. The draft proposal is open to public comment until 15 October.